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Pakistan Holds An Emergency Security Meeting After Trump Tweet

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Pakistan Holds An Emergency Security Meeting After Trump Tweet
President Trump accused Pakistan of "lies & deceit" and said the country gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan."
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President Donald Trump's first tweet of 2018 sparked backlash across the globe.

Government and military leaders in Pakistan held an emergency security meeting Tuesday to discuss the Monday tweet. In it, Trump accused the government in Islamabad of "lies & deceit."

Trump also said Pakistan gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help."

Trump's remarks came the same day the White House confirmed it will withhold $255 million in military aid from the country. A spokesperson cited frustration that Pakistan purportedly isn't doing enough to combat terrorist networks.

As of Tuesday mid-morning, Pakistan's government had yet to issue a formal response. U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale was summoned Monday to the foreign ministry to explain Trump's comments.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.